#EngVocab: Words to describe flavor

Good evening! Have you had dinner, fellas? I hope you’ve had one because tonight I’d like to share some #EngVocab related to food. Stay tuned!

The foods we ate have many different tastes. Here are some common words we can use to describe their taste

  1. Sweet. Meaning: It’s used to describe food with a sugary flavor, such as cake, ice cream, chocolate, and sweets.
  2. Savory. Meaning: It’s used to describe food with a spicy or salty flavor without being sweet, such as cheddar, lasagna, sandwiches, hamburger, and french fries. Many people misuse salty as savory. Actually, salty is usually used as a negative description when food contains too much salt.
  3. Bitter. Meaning: It ‘s used to describe food with a strong and sometimes unpleasant flavor that is the opposite of sweet, such as coffee, very dark chocolate, beer, and citrus peel.
  4. Tart. Meaning: It’s used to describe food with a sharp or sour taste, such as yogurt, lemon, pickles, and berries. Sour is also acceptable, but it often has a negative meaning.
  5. Rancid. Meaning: It’s used to describe food with a strong and unpleasant smell or taste from no longer being fresh, such as non-fresh milk, butter, and meat.
  6. Spicy. Meaning: It’s used to describe food with strong spices and especially ones that cause a burning feeling in your mouth, such as curry, ramen, and rendang.

It’s a wrap for tonight. Thank you for joining me in this session and….. don’t forget to have dinner, fellas! (just in case nobody told you so :p)


Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, October 17, 2015.


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